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November 10, 2016

The Best Spots to Insulate in Your Home

Even in a moderate climate like Peachtree City’s, improving your insulation is an effective way to keep your home more a comfortable temperature all year. Learning the best areas to insulate before you start will help you get the most out of your efforts. Attic The sun shining down on your roof can raise your attic temperature to over 100 degrees even on mildly warm days. That heat then radiates into your rooms, increasing the load on your air conditioner. […]
November 8, 2016

How to Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It can get a bit chilly in the Peachtree City area, which means sooner or later you’ll need to rely on your home’s heating system. But before you crank up the furnace or fireplace, you should make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.   Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that’s a common byproduct of gas-powered furnaces, ranges and water heaters, as well as wood stoves and fireplaces. Lax maintenance or malfunction, combined […]
November 3, 2016

Put Your Furnace on Your Checklist This Season

Start the heating season with a clean furnace to save energy dollars and ensure your family’s comfort and safety. Since furnaces use combustible fuel, they should be checked at least once during the heating season by a licensed HVAC professional. Check and change the air filter. It may not seem like an important part of your HVAC system, but the filter impacts the system’s efficiency and lifetime. When they’re overly dirty, furnaces have to work harder and longer, which shortens […]
November 1, 2016

Should You Shut a Room to Save Energy?

Many homeowners fall for the urban myth that closing air vents in infrequently-used rooms can save energy. In reality, shutting a room can increase your energy bills, and cause a number of other issues in your home, including: Diminished comfort. In a system with a single-speed blower fan, shutting vents can make it difficult to maintain comfort. That’s because closing vents restricts airflow in the ductwork, which causes a pressure increase in the HVAC system. The fan speed drops as […]